SOURCE: Shohet Ear Associates

Shohet Ear Associates

June 10, 2013 17:19 ET

Shohet Ear Associates Establishes First Esteem-Certified Audiologist Network in Southern California

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) - Shohet Ear Associates is partnering with nine Southern California audiology practices to make the "invisible" Esteem® Hearing Implant widely available to candidates for the device. Patients interested in learning more about the Esteem and whether they are candidates will be able to find an Esteem-certified audiologist as far north as Beverly Hills and as south as San Diego.

The Esteem® is the only FDA-approved, fully implanted, active middle ear hearing device. For people with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss, the "invisible" Esteem® Hearing Implant represents a first-of-its-kind technology -- a fully implanted, 100% waterproof, long-term hearing solution. Unlike conventional hearing aids, there are no external components and nothing in the ear canal, making it a uniquely invisible solution.

"The Esteem is a full-time hearing solution that can be comfortably and reliably used all day, every day. Its battery is designed to last years, not merely a few weeks or months," explains Jack Shohet, MD. "It can significantly improve a person's quality of life." Esteem recipients can exercise, shower, and even swim underwater whenever they choose, which is not possible with other hearing devices.

In order to be Esteem-certified, audiologists must have been in practice for several years and have completed training on how the device works, how it is implanted and what the indications and contraindications are for its use. The actual implant surgery is performed by Dr. Shohet, who is Board-certified in otolaryngology and neurotology, and specializes in ear care.

The audiologists who have joined the Shohet Ear Associates Esteem-certified Network include:

Bonnie Baehr, AuD
Beverly Hills Hearing Center 
9100 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 310
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 

Mary Ann Gilbert, AuD 
Whittier Hearing Center 
13120 E Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90601 

Sunni McBride, AuD 
South Bay Hearing 
3734 W Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505 

Janell Reid, AuD 
Tustin Hearing Center 
12791 Newport Ave, Ste. 101
Tustin, CA 92780 

Jennifer Hatzkilson, AuD 
Advanced Hearing Services 
62 Corporate Park, Ste. 112
Irvine, CA 92606 

Aaron Jones, AuD 
Ear Audiology 
320 Santa Fe Dr. Ste. 300
Encinitas, CA 92024 

Sara Mattson, AuD 
California Head & Neck Specialists 
9834 Genesse Ave, Ste. 111
La Jolla, CA 92009 

Kenneth Podlenski, AuD 
North County Audiology 
11835 Carmel Mountain Rd, Ste. 1313
San Diego, CA 92128 

John Coleman 
Orange County Physicians Hearing Services 
26726 Crown Valley Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691 

Shohet Ear Associates is Orange County's most comprehensive resource for all medical needs of the ear. It is the only practice where patients can be treated with every medical and surgical treatment for hearing loss. The practice has two locations: 446 Old Newport Blvd. in Newport Beach and 10861 Cherry St., Ste. 303 in Los Alamitos.

To learn more about the Esteem Hearing Implant, please visit or the Shohet Ear Associates website at

Contact Information

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    714/969-1050 - Office
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